Hot Air Balloons Find New Life As Temporary Art Space ‘Mind Igloo’

Hot Air Balloons Find New Life As Temporary Art Space ‘Mind Igloo’

Commissioned by Mediamatic for the New Order festival, Netherlands-based DUS Architects’ “Mind Igloo” is a temporary art/architecture installation, made of two decommissioned hot air balloons, that explores the symbiosis of creative spaces and collective thinking.

Designed to play with the idea that there may come a time when a building’s very existence will be need-based and dependent on the cooperation of social groups, the interior space acts as a projection plane upon which images from participants’ smartphones — collected upon entry — are projected and shared for all to see. DUS Architects likens it to a “‘lay-in’, where people relax together and watch their communal, interior lives play out on a shared screen.” [Inhabitat]